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'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' workers awaiting medical compensation?

If sources are to be believed, two contractual workers employed for Kabir Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' are awaiting their medical compensation totaling Rs 31,000 since the last few months.

Kabir Khan
Kabir Khan

A unit source says a painter fractured his right hand at ND Studios last December and his medical expenses came to around Rs 26,000. "A month before that, a carpenter was diagnosed with dengue during the set construction and was hospitalised for five days. His medi-claim is about Rs 5,000. But neither of them has been compensated so far," adds the source.

Gangeshwar Srivastav, general secretary of the Film Studio Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union, says: "We sent reminders about the bills to Mukesh Cineworld, the company which provided the contractual workers for the film, but didn't get any response. So, we have now sent the bill to Kabir Khan."

A source close to the production unit says the dues have been cleared, but the contractor may have not disbursed it yet.

An official of Mukesh Cineworld denies the workers' claims, stating: "The money has been given to the union. No medical bill is pending."

Kabir, too, dismisses the buzz. He says, "I checked with the accounts department and there is no such reminder from the union. There was only a medical bill worth R6,000 which was submitted last week."

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